1942 340T Philco Radio
Mesa, Arizona, US
PHILCO FOR 1942 (INTRODUCED JUNE 1941)
The 1942 Philco line was made up of mostly mild facelifts and small changes to sets, plus the addition of new model numbers.
Frequency Modulation (FM) had been available since 1940, but Philco did not make any radios capable of receiving FM until the start of their 1942 selling season. The FM feature was included in many of their higher-end radios. Philco’s FM circuit was designed to circumvent the Armstrong patents and did not receive FM with the full fidelity that Armstrong’s circuits did. Like all prewar FM radios, the Philco FM sets received a band that became obsolete during the war: 42 to 50 mc. Since World War II, FM has operated in the 88 to 108 mc band.
Philco’s higher-end phonographs continued to use their exclusive Beam of the Light pickup head. Their automatic record changers added a slower speed – 39 rpm. These two-speed changers proved troublesome, and after the war, Philco marketed a conversion kit to change the two-speed 1942 changers into single speed (78 rpm) rim drive.
Classified Ad Disclaimer
Considering the real-time nature and volume of traffic on this website, Tukeetown.com
cannot review ads or confirm the validity of information posted. Buyer Beware and
due diligence is recommended before purchases are made from any Classified ad. Please
who feels that any posted ad is objectionable is encouraged to contact Tukeetown.com
immediately by email.
Parties posting ads are responsible for the accuracy and content of their ads. Posting
false or misleading information will result in removal of your privilege to post
classified ads. Tukeetown.com reserves the right to remove any ad(s)
that are considered spam – ads that are promotional in nature versus postings
that adhere to the category listings. Tukeetown.com reserves the right to reveal
your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a formal subpoena
arising from any fraudulent act committed by the user with regard to a classified ad.
Tukeetown.com prefers PayPal as your way to send secure payments for merchandise posted
for sale within our classified ad section. Buyers can use their bank account or
credit card to instantly send a seller payment. You can register for a PayPal account